Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-20-2019, 05:43 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Keokuk
Posts: 16
New owner with wood rot problem.

Good morning, hoping someone can give me some advice. We are new owners of a 2007 jayco 1206. We are learning the hard way that we needed to be more educated about these PUPS before our purchase. Got the pup home and set it up in the driveway and had a few small issues I was able to repair. Went to put it back down to move it and left front corner wouldn't go all the way down. Found out I had some rot in the floor and the pulley was coming out. Well that's the easy part unfortunately. Found out the hot water heater had been the source. The tank was split. The issue now is that the flooring under the hot water heater and the entire wall has extensive damage. I'm trying to figure out how to get this thing apart to rebuild the wall and replace flooring. The damage start at the left front and extends to the slide. The skin or outer shell of camper is disintegrating and will need to be replaced as well. What is the material used on that panel? Reminds me of panels they use inside of industrial coolers/freezers. Any advice or suggestions appreciated.Click image for larger version

Name:	20190816_213752.jpg
Views:	29
Size:	107.1 KB
ID:	52719Click image for larger version

Name:	20190816_213757.jpg
Views:	28
Size:	113.3 KB
ID:	52720Click image for larger version

Name:	20190816_222300.jpg
Views:	30
Size:	93.4 KB
ID:	52721
__________________

slstarr1026 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2019, 07:49 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 139
Sorry for your misfortune, but you have a can of worms on your hands. Unfortunately this is going to be an expensive lesson. You basically have 2 options; Fix it yourself as best as you can, or sell it as is and take the loss. I'm not sure what your skill set is, but that is a huge job even with the knowledge and tools. I would go after the previous owner because without a doubt he knew of this problem. This is why I would only buy new, or at most a unit that is only 2 years old, and even then you need to be careful.
If you need to hire someone to do the work for you, it will not be worth it in the end.
__________________

Danno is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2019, 08:35 AM   #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Keokuk
Posts: 16
Well I'll be doing the work myself. Not willing to pay what they would want to charge. Unfortunately it came from a "friend" of my wife who knew nothing about any wood rot or water damage. I'm sure you all have heard that story more time than you can tell. Anyway I'm willing to put in the work . Didn't realize I was going to become a camper.repair tech LOL. I've already started some disassembly but curious about a few things. What is the outer skin material? That will need to be replaced and is the material easily sourced? Removing that outer skin is going.to be the challenge as I need to do so without it being damaged further so I can use it as a template. How to remove the lift rail and support assembly for that rail. The shell is tucked under the edge.thanks for your reply.
slstarr1026 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2019, 08:39 AM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Keokuk
Posts: 16
Also anyone aware or know of any kind of parts diagram? I don't know what any of the parts are called.
slstarr1026 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2019, 08:49 AM   #5
Moderator Emeritus
 
Rustic Eagle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Michigan
Posts: 8,195
Quote:
Originally Posted by slstarr1026 View Post
Also anyone aware or know of any kind of parts diagram? I don't know what any of the parts are called.
I would give Jayco Customer Support a call, and have your PUP 'VIN' handy.

They will forwarded PDF diagram files to you of the wall frames, electrical, plumbing, etc......., specify what you need. I also believe that Jayco has a component parts list available as well.

Bob
__________________

2016 GM 2500HD 6.0L/4.10
2018 Jay Flight 24RBS
2002 GM 2500HD 6.0L/4:10 (retired)
2005 Jayco Eagle 278FBS (retired)
1999 Jayco Eagle 246FB (retired)
Reese HP Dual Cam (Strait-Line)
Rustic Eagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2019, 08:53 AM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2019
Location: Keokuk
Posts: 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rustic Eagle View Post
I would give Jayco Customer Support a call, and have your PUP 'VIN' handy.

They will forwarded PDF diagram files to you of the wall frames, electrical, plumbing, etc......., specify what you need. I also believe that Jayco has a component parts list available as well.

Bob
Thanks Bob. I'll give them a call.
slstarr1026 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-20-2019, 08:59 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Screwby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Indiana
Posts: 865
If you are handy enough then almost anything is repairable. Cost is going to be your deciding factor. Your going to spend much more money trying to source original matching parts as opposed to going DIY custom. Trying to make it look like new again vs. getting creative and using different ways to make it usable. Maybe using a different material like diamond plate accents to repair the rotten outer skin, using aluminum panels and painting or polishing them or using a bed lining to seal it. Itís basically just a big wooden box on wheels and Iíve seen some pretty worn out units made cool again with some ingenuity and time. I see two approaches here. Sourcing out all factory parts and trying to keep the cost down as much as possible or treating it as a creative blank canvas if your DIY enough to do it.
__________________
1999 Suburban 2500 4x4
2016 Jayflight 23RB Elite, Fiberglass, Polar Package
400w Renogy RV solar kit w/ Bluetooth, 100w Renogy solar suitcase
430 amp/hr 6v battery bank
1000w Renogy hard wired inverter
2011 F350 Lariat, DWR 4x4, 6.7 turbo diesel
2017 Open Range, Mesa Ridge 374BHS
Screwby is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2019, 05:41 AM   #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Location: Titusville
Posts: 4
Please keep us posted. I have a similar but not so bad repair to do. Thanks.
bfinigan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2019, 08:24 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
DonaandDon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Kingston
Posts: 842
Options, options, options.....

1- Do a hard clean, don't worry about how much more damage that might occur, you know it's bad already.

2- Your pics only show what the outside damage is, but what about the inside.

Get Innovated;

3- Remove everything inside and float a hardwood or good plywood floor.

4- Seal and paint all - Cover all - Install a panel on the bad side and install a tank/tankless water heater on the good side.

Restorations are very expensive and you could be looking at double or triple the value. Need more pics on the slide to help. But again be innovated. Don't get caught up in original restoration... Good Luck Brother..

__________________
Don & Donna Stout

E-9 Anchor Clanker
Full timers since 2010
2017 North Point 381 DLQS
2015 F-250 6.7 w/Timbrens
DonaandDon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-21-2019, 08:26 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Dale Hollow Lake Tn/Ky
Posts: 2,523
Quote:
Originally Posted by Screwby View Post
If you are handy enough then almost anything is repairable. Cost is going to be your deciding factor. Your going to spend much more money trying to source original matching parts as opposed to going DIY custom. Trying to make it look like new again vs. getting creative and using different ways to make it usable. Maybe using a different material like diamond plate accents to repair the rotten outer skin, using aluminum panels and painting or polishing them or using a bed lining to seal it. Itís basically just a big wooden box on wheels and Iíve seen some pretty worn out units made cool again with some ingenuity and time. I see two approaches here. Sourcing out all factory parts and trying to keep the cost down as much as possible or treating it as a creative blank canvas if your DIY enough to do it.
That would be my approach on the repair. At the end of the day it is a 12 year old pop up and is well beyond the ordinary life of the unit. Think your goal is to get it back into usable condition and not making it look original. I really like the diamond plate idea. You can get it in very thin sheets that should be reasonable to mold into a replacement panel to enclose the area after cutting out the old panel. I bought a used mustang back in the day and it came with a large dent in the rear quarter panel. I was a recent college grad and getting married soon so it was a good car at a good price. My solution to the dent was a large bandade decal I found that I placed across the damaged area at an angle. Stayed that way for as long as I owned the car.
__________________

Bassdogs is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Jayco, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.